Father’s Day Memories In Beautiful North Texas

With Father’s Day just around the bend, we are excited to hear about the memories that will be created, especially in our Bridges at Preston Crossings community in Gunter, TX.  Do you have a tradition that you celebrate each year? One such tradition was shared with us by a dad and his two sons. From the time the boys were able to swing a golf club, their dad always made  a special occasion out of them playing golf together on Father’s day. The boys still recall stories of sunny skies, rolling green hills, fresh air, lost balls, sand traps, and a few to many mulligans. These same boys now share this tradition with their children. How fortunate it is to live where you can step just outside your home and have the signature Bridges Golf Course available to create lasting memories. Hole in one for Dad!

Another great tradition shared by a daughter and her dad is how they spend each Father’s Day riding horses.  A passion they both adore. A day absorbing nature, from the smell of blossoming trail trees to the exhilarating sound of horse’s hooves breaking into a run, creates a lasting bond between generations.  A major benefit of living in North Texas land country is there is plenty of room for horses. The Bridges Equestrian Center provides the perfect location for the equestrian enthusiast offering miles of well groomed trails, boarding and lessons. We expect many more memories to be built from experiences at this brand new facility.

We want to hear your stories. Please share what makes Father’s Day special for you, in the comment section below.

Happy Father’s Day!

Celebrating the American Spirit-Smiles Charity Concert and Festival

Blue sunny skies accompanied by the roar of  WWII era airplanes flying overhead and the contagious laughter of children, were just a few of the day’s treats that made the 2011 Smiles Charity Concert and Festival in McKinney, TX an event celebrating the American spirit. With thousands in attendance over the Memorial Day weekend, this annual charity concert not only brings community together, it pays homage to our armed services and veterans.

Due to generous local and corporate businesses sponsors, the day was filled with family fun, local food and drinks, outstanding entertainment, and ooh – aah fireworks! From Hollie Cavanaugh’s moving performance of the National Anthem (yes she was a contestant on American Idol), to McKinney’s Mayor Brian Loughmiller riding a mechanical bull and Uncle Kracker’s get on your feet and dance performance, the event did not disappoint.

The greatest joy provided by Smiles Charity Concert and Operation Finally Home is that 100% of the profits from this annual event are then donated to build homes for disabled veterans and widows of fallen soldiers. This year’s recipients are Levi Wilson and Alan Hornaday. Bluegreen Communities is proud to be involved in this gifting and honoring of our American soldiers. They deserve our sincerest thanks.

Did you attend the Smile  Charity Concert and Festival? Let us know your favorite highlights of the day in the comments below.

Restaurant Review: MOMS on the GREEN

Since celebrating their grand opening on March 1st, 2011 MOMS on the GREEN has created quite a buzz in Gunter Texas. Serving scrumptious homemade American style cuisine, this restaurant is quickly becoming a local community favorite. A spot on description was shared by Facebook fan Jeanine Hawkins, “Wonderful dinner, great service, great atmosphere… AWESOME chocolate chess pie! We will definitely be back…”.

Nestled in The Bridges at Preston Crossings, the restaurant’s scenery adds to the delight of your dining experience. With outdoor patio seating providing a beautiful view of the surrounding ponds and Bridges Golf Course, it’s easy to understand why MOMS is the place to be.  A highlight to the restaurant’s menu repertoire is the All-YOU-CAN-EAT Catfish and Shrimp on Friday nights. Join in the festiveness of this popular evening with a tasty margarita or by indulging in a piece of delectable pie.

Whether you are seeking a family friendly restaurant, a casual establishment to enjoy a relaxing lunch after a round of golf, or a delicious weekend breakfast buffet made from scratch, there is no need to look any further than MOMS to satisfy your hunger.

Learn more about MOMS on the GREEN by visiting and “liking” their Facebook page.

The Bridges Equestrian Center… Grand Opening!

Saturday  MAY 14th  11am – 2pm

Join us at The Bridges at Preston Crossings and help us celebrate the Grand Opening of our first class facility! This family friendly exciting event, will include pony rides, games, hay rides and more.

The Bridges Equestrian Center is NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC for boarding, lessons, riding, and private events. Enjoy the opportunity to tour the community, as well as the  equestrian center’s three premium barns for boarding, indoor riding area, lighted outdoor arena with grandstands, boarder’s lounge, and miles of groomed wooded trails.

Don’t miss your chance to experience this fun filled day! RSVP to 877-687-7042

For more information, please visit http://bridgesstables.com

Texas Back in the Day

Happy President’s Day and we hope that you all are having a wonderful day!

While going through school, many children learn about the Presidents of The United States and what they did for our country.  However, few will be taught The Presidents of The Republic of Texas. Many may not know  it but yes, Texas was its own nation equiped with Presidents, Legislative and Judicial branches of government!

One of the most influential men of Texas, Sam Houston,  arose from this republic.  He was the commander of the army that won Texas’ independence, and was twice elected as the president of The Republic of Texas. When Texas became a state, Houston also served as U.S. senator and governor.  Originally formed as a break-away republic from Mexico, Texas took the borders that surrounded areas including the present day states of  Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Wyoming.  Today, Texas is ranked 2nd in both population and size.

Interested in residing in the great state of Texas? Check out The Bridges at Texas Crossings today!

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